Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cover FX Review








CoverFX has been around for about twenty years. It was first used in the Dermatology department at Sunnybrooke Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. For many burn victims and patients who had issues with vitiligo, rosacea and the like, CoverFx Foundation for the face and body was a godsend.

I was first introduced to CoverFX six years ago when I was having trouble over the winter months with bouts of rosacea on my cheeks. The product that was available was the super, high coverage foundation in a pan. The coverage was extremely dense that it could cover tattoos, scars and hyperpigmentation in a blink of an eye. The downfall for me was that it looked like I had a mask on my face because it was too much coverage. Instead, I used the CoverFx as a concealer and spot coverage rather than a foundation. Later on, I started experimenting with the product and found that if I scooped out the tiniest amount with my spatula and put it on the back of my hand or metal palette I could sheer out the foundation by adding mediums like MAC's Fix+ , Rosewater, or CoverFx's Brightening Foundation Primer SPF50, which by the way, is a brilliant product, or by simply adding my favorite moisturizer and dampening my applicator brush.

CoverFx has now come out with Natural FX Water Based Foundation which allows for a more sheer coverage with only the tiniest amount. Its much easier to apply and once the foundation is warmed between your finger tips it can be applied onto your face with your fingers. With this product a little goes a long way and they're not kidding.

At the moment, I'm in love with the CoverFx Brightening Foundation Primer SPF50, I add this products before I apply my foundation and I add a little product after I apply my foundation at the top of my cheekbones and my temples. The glow is amazing and it has SPF50!! Have a look at the picture with the product on my hand. The range of foundation shades are great, but my only advice is try on the shade before you buy it.

Let me know if you've tried this, how you use it and are you a fan? Thanks for stopping by.....Nadia

25 comments:

Michelle (Lipstick Rules) said...

I need to check this out sometime! Great review. And as always, your photos are gorgeous. Would love to see you do a tutorial on how you do your hair ;-)

Cheers,
Michelle
xx

Naomi said...

I love Cover FX. I tried the Natural FX back in 2004/2005 when my skin erupted in cystic acne from the skincare that I was using at the time. It really is a godsend. I have yet to try the primers that have come out though.
You look fabulous as always Nadia!

Lydia said...

Ooh I'd be quite interesed in that because I am on the lookout for a tattoo cover-up! xox

Michélle said...

Oooo, that foundation sounds great! Love the swatch on your hand, and you look radiant and gorgeous! (Love the hairdo!!!)
Thank you for sharing :)
xo Michelle

CarolinaBelle84 said...

I just watched a yorkieluvs video on the naturalfx and I'm intrigued. It's going on the list for sure. Your face looks flawless.

Phoebe said...

wow that foundation looks so good in the photos! where can you buy this stuff from? xx

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@LipstickRules...Thanks Michelle. I'm too shy for YT but you never know I might give it a try sometime. xxN

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Phoebe, CoverFX foundation is excellent for photography. You can buy this in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart and everywhere else Sephora. xxNadia

la dolce vita said...

Hi Nadia, I'm so glad I found your blog...your advice and picks are beautiful. I recently started my own blog..who knew this could be sooo much fun!
Thanks for sharing.

Suki said...

wow, it makes your skin look even more flawless, I was wondering if they come in darker shades? I'd like to check it out! xx

Gail said...

Hi Nadia this looks wonderful! I'm not sure I've tried it, it was either this or Dermablend and I found it too heavy. I must hunt this down...! xx

dlbc said...

Hey, love that foundation on you! Please follow my blog because I would love for you to review some of my stuff too!

Sarah Bella said...

Bella, bella, bella! You look so stunning and glowing. Wow... this looks like some amazing stuff. xoxo-sarah

Kerry said...

This looks REALLY good! :) I'm liking the brightening effect too, lovely xxx

Niki said...

Yay, Ontario in the house!

GiGi said...

I will have to try the coverFX. I stroll around it, but never tried it.

You look amazing. Love the hair!

Clearly Beautiful Blog said...

Interesting post. Do you mind telling us where its available and the cost?

http://clearlybeautiful.blogspot.com/

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Clearly Beautiful Blog, In Canada Cover Fx is available at Shoppers Drug Mart or London Drugs and at Sephora. In the U.S. Sephora carries this line. Hope this helps and thanks for stopping by xxN

Dazzledust25 said...

Looks amazing on your skin, completely flawless. Love cover fx for tattoos

mewmew112 said...

I purchased Skin Prep Fx for my mom and Clear Prep Fx for myself the other day. My mom was thrilled because not only did Skin Prep make foundation application easier, it also had anti-aging serum in it. As for myself, I'm 21 years old with a few pimples here and there and I really like how Clear Prep has acne medication to treat and prevent them. Thank y you for your reviews, I'll be sure to check out their concealer!

Lizzard said...

your hair is amazing! please do a tutorial!!!

MizzJ said...

Sounds like a great product! What is the purpose of the brightening primer? I'm always a little leery about piling on the products onto my face, and I figure if a foundation doesn't last all day, then it's not very good to begin with.

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@MizzJ....I like this CoverFx primer because of the high spf coverage and it has a glowy effect. Typically, I'm not a fan of primers I too feel like a foundation should last all day. However, in the summer when skin is a little on the more oily/sweaty side I find that a primer helps prolong the wearability of the foundation. In the winter I usually skip the primer. Thanks for commenting! xxNadia

sweetgirlnigeria said...

your hair looks great, and i love the necklace..

elizabeth said...

can you post what shade of the cover fx you are wearing???? i LOVE this foundation also, but i can't seem to find the shade that blends into my skin -- and my skin is about the same color as yours! it looks beautiful!

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